Last night we took the two minute walk to Irie Jamaican Restaurant on Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. For those of you who don't live in Dot or haven't been there, you should know that not all restaurants are as inviting as the Ashmont Grill. At some of them, you might feel really out of place at first. But do not be discouraged!
We walked in at 7pm and looked around to no avail for a menu. The place is brightly lit, there were lots of people in line ordering food, and they recently expanded to include a nice space with ten or so tableclothed tables. We must have looked confused because a very nice gentleman came over to where we were and asked if we needed help. Since we still hadn't located a menu, I asked him to tell me what everything was in the counter area and everything they could possibly cook for us in the back. This guy was so helpful and in the end we basically let him put together a smorgasbord of food for take-away. We got two medium containers filled with jerk chicken, curried goat, plantains, and rice and beans; a small container with just freshly cooked plantains; and two meat pies. This cost us around $20 but we had enough food for dinner for two, lunch leftovers for two, and there's still another tupperware in the fridge at home for tomorrow. The food was delicious. The meat pie was warm and spicy. The jerk chicken was buttery goodness, the goat super tasty, and the plantains were out of this world (a woman in line behind us had come in just to get an order of plantains).
Irie is not easily T-accessible. They also have cake and ice cream for dessert though we decided to save that for another day.